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“Wedding in the Ballroom”

Guildhall Arts Centre
Ranked #9 of 26 things to do in Grantham
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We hired the Ballroom for our wedding recepetion and the staff were fantastic we had a great night. The room is a fantastic venue.

Thank emma g
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

I visit this Arts Centre all the time and I really love it. As there is no "official" information about it on Trip Advisor, I thought I would let visitors know a bit more about the place.

The unique 1869 Victorian Gothic Grade 2 listed Guildhall originally housed Grantham's Town Hall, jail and magistrates court. By 1991, only the Mayor's Parlour was still in use so it was redesigned and renovated to become the Grantham Arts Centre. Further refurbishment took place in 2010 and now it is a bright, welcoming place to visit.

The Magistrates Courtroom (Sessions Hall) became a 210 seater theatre which features a host of daytime and evening films, shows, demonstrations and talks. The Grand Victorian Ballroom was refurbished and returned to its former glory and is now used for Wedding Receptions, large meetings, social & formal functions. The jail area (where the first female police officer in the country to have full powers of arrest, Edith Smith, was based) is now a coffee shop which also displays various exhibitions of local artwork and crafts. It has a comprehensive menu of drinks, meals and snacks available six days a week plus offering a drinks service before and during all performances in the theatre.

Other rooms host classes, exhibitions and workshops during daytime, evenings and weekends plus educational events. The building also houses a Tourist Information area and, of course, a Box Office for tickets for the various activities.

The official "blurb" states "The Guildhall Arts Centre is a community centred venue that aims to offer its customers innovative, stimulating and quality arts' experiences" which seems to pretty well sum up what it has to offer.

The building, although large and rather grand, has a very all-embracing "village hall" quality and atmosphere. There is always something "going on" and it makes a thoroughly recommended, interesting and informative place to visit.

2  Thank Marmalade-Queen
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I go here quite a lot, i have been to parties, booked tickets for shows either at the Mere's leisure centre or at the Guildhall itself. Pantomimes are at the guildhall every year and are a must see.

Also a lovely cafe for snacks and a coffee and chat with your family and friends.

It is fairly quiet and it is situated across from Morrisions entrance across the main road. Prices are reasonable, clean toilets and good staff.

2  Thank Derwentrocker
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Reviewed 18 May 2016
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Thank 2015pilar
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